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Troubleshooting Shop Floor Rework Difficulties

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Troubleshooting Shop Floor Rework Difficulties


Credit/Source: Martin H�gner, Martin Rework and Dispense Technic, Wessling / Munich, Germany, Allen Sirois, Web Administrator, Manncorp Inc., USA

Recently a large global player approached us with a problem. They needed an initial assembly solution for brand-new components. Their boards and CSP specimens could not safely be soldered due to wetting problems at the solder joints...


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ProntoVIEW-MARKUP is assembly viewer software used by electronics manufacturers to quickly find components, pin, shorts between traces, etc. ProntoVIEW-MARKUP is also a redline tool that allows annotation of the assembly to create work and assembly instructions, first article inspection, etc.


Featured Auction

Printed Circuit Board Equipment Exchange #5


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Open: 2 May 2007, 3:00 AM (EDT)

Sale Close: 3 May 2007, 8:00 PM (EDT)

Location of Assets: USA

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Best Video Soldering Tips

Solder Tip #15a. Through Hole Component Prep Xmas Tree Method


Bob Wettermann

BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.

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Leadfree assembly

Posted by UT

We are in middle to prototyping a lead free assembly for one of our customers. We are using lead free bare PCBs, consumables and components, except for two ICs which are leaded per the customer BOM... »»

Placement Equipment and Long Boards

Posted by CK the Flip

Which placement equipment in the market can handle boards that are 21" (539.5mm for you fuzzy foreigners) or more?... »»

MLF / QFN Lead Free Soldering

Posted by flipit

Anyone seeing difficulty is soldering MLFs or QFN with lead free solder? I have an MLF with 3 rows of pads on each of the 4 sides of the part and then the large center ground plane in the middle. The part is 20 mil pitch... »»

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Manufacturing Machinery Exchange (MMX) #19

Online Auction | DoveBid

Wed, April 18, 2007

CNC & Manual Fabricating & Toolroom, Inspection & Facility Support Equipment. Metalworking & Machine Tools. Worldwide locations.... »»

SMTA Processes Certification

Seminar/Course | SMTA

Tue, April 17, 2007 | Park Plaza Hotel, Toronto, Canada

This program provides many benefits to the individual taking the exam as well as his or her employer. Individuals can get the recognition they deserve while increasing marketing value for his or her company... »»

International Conference on Soldering and Reliability

Conference, Seminar/Course | SMTA

Tue, April 17, 2007 | Park Plaza Hotel, Toronto, Canada

This event will include one day of workshops (Apr. 17) followed by a two-day technical conference and tabletop exhibition. SMTA will also hold their SMT Processes Certification on Apr. 17-19th... »»

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Career Center


PCB Market Manager

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Concord, CA, USA

Minimum 5-10 years of prior work experience in the PCB industry. Minimum of 5 years marketing experience...»»

Engineer - EE ME ChE Physics or Related


Carlsbad, CA, USA

Responsible for applications engineering which may include system configuration recommendations, design feedback, implementing system requirements...»»

MPM Service Technician

Cardinal Circuit

Treasure Island, FL, USA

General knowledge of most SMT assembly equipment. Expertise with MPM printers; especially the AP HI E and UP 2000 HI E series ...»»


Sr SMT Technician

Desired Field: Maintenance, Production

Palm Bay, FL, USA

12 years ems manufacturing experience. Familiar with the operation, maintanance, programming, and troubleshooting of:...»»

SMT Engineer

Desired Field: Production, Quality Control

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

5 years of high volume manufacturing experience in creating and improving manufacturing processes. Proven track record of getting things done...»»

SMT Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering, Production

Mentor, OH, USA

6 years of experience in electronics. I know how to program, operate, maintain, setup SMT machines. I also know how to operate AOI equipment...»»

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